Glooston, a village and a parish in Leicestershire, on an affluent of the river Welland, 3½ miles W from Hallaton station on the G.N. and L. & N.W. Joint railway, and 5¼NNE of Market Harborough. Post town. Market Harborough; money order office, Hallaton; telegraph office, East Langton. Acreage, 973; population, 73. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross yearly value, £245 with residence. Patron, the Countess of Cardigan. The church is of the 13th century. There are some small charities.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Glooston St. John|
|Poor Law union||Harborough|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Glooston:
Church of England
St. John the Baptist (parish church)
The church of St. John the Baptist is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western turret containing 2 bells: the chancel retains a handsome piscina and sedilia: there are remains of another piscina on the north side of the nave: the stained east window is a memorial to the Rev. John Davies M.A. rector (1802-47), who died 29 Dec. 1847: the church was thoroughly restored in 1867: in 1921 a marble mural tablet was erected in the church, inscribed with the names of those men of the parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Glooston from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Glooston (St. John))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.
Online maps of Glooston are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Leicestershire newspapers online: